Two day National Advanced Training Programme on KOHA by KLA Ernakulam Region

Kerala Library Association Ernakulam Region in association with Center for Information Resource Management (CIRM), CUSAT, Kochi-682022 is organizing a Two day National Advanced Training Programme on KOHA.

Venue:   CIRM in Cochin University Main Campus at Kalamassery, Kochi-22

Date    :    18—19 November 2016

About the Workshop

Koha is a web based advanced open-source Integrated Library System in use today by hundreds of libraries worldwide.  Koha adheres to many library standards and protocols such as MARC 21, UNIMARC, z39.50, SRU/SW, SIP2, SIP/NCIP, ensuring interoperability between Koha and other systems and technologies.  It is a multilingual Integrated Library System which caters to the automation needs of medium to large libraries around the world.

Objective(s) of the workshop

The main objective of the workshop is to strengthen the KOHA knowledge of the participants and to make them use KOHA’s features like report generation, customisation independently. The workshop will provide hands-on experience on using and in the administration of KOHA

About  Kerala Library Association

Kerala Library Association is the premier association of qualified librarians in the state.  Since its inception in 1972 KLA has been able to represent the interests of the qualified librarians working in different libraries, always with due foresight and objectivity, keeping in view the proper development of the libraries and library services in the state. The achievements of KLA are well reflected in the developmental history of library movement in Kerala. The Association has played a pivotal role in the scientific management and quality improvement of Library and Information System (LIS) in the State

As part of its mission of continuing education of librarians, the KLA Ernakulam Region has so far conducted various seminars, workshops etc. at national, state and regional levels as well.

About CIRM

The Center for Information Resource Management (CIRM) was established in 1998 with the help of the MHO-INFOCUS project of the Netherlands Government. In 2006, CIRM has been established as an Independent Centre with full fledged Office. The main objective of CIRM is to act as the nodal centre for all the information technology resources of the University. It involves design, installation and maintenance of the IT infrastructure including the network, software resources and IT enabled services and facilities. CIRM also provide the staff training, user support and consulting services to user departments and external clients on demand.

Who should participate?

The workshop is primarily intended for Library and Information Science professionals, researchers and BLIS graduates.  This is an advanced level workshop on Koha open source library software, so the working knowledge of KOHA is mandatory.

Details Registration fees

for all Candidate

Rs 2500/-

(for sponsored candidates)

Rs 1500/-

(for staffs of CUSAT)

Demand Draft should be drawn in favour of Kerala Library Association Ernakulam Region payable at Ernakulam.

Registration is limited to 20 participants on first come first served basis. The participants will be provided with working lunch, refreshments etc.


Registration for this programme is closed.

For more details, contact

Organising Secretary: 


The Hon. Director,CIRM, CUSAT,Kochi – 22


Dr. Shibu Ray.S, Regional Secretary, KLA and   Assistant Librarian Sr. Scale, School of Management Studies,  CUSAT, Kochi – 22.  Mob: 9496280652

How to reach the venue

CUSAT is well connected by rail and road.  Nearest Bus Stop is CUSAT stop in between Ernakulam and Aluva bus route. Nearest railway stations are Aluva and Ernakulam.


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